Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty

Joseph M. Vukov, PhD

Title/s:  Director of Graduate Studies;
Assistant Professor

Office #:  Crown Center 347

Phone: 773.508.2309

Email: jvukov@luc.edu

CV Link: Joe Vukov CV

External Webpage: https://www.josephvukov.com/


Joe Vukov is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Graduate Program Director in the Philosophy Department. In 2022, he will publish Navigating Faith and Science with Eerdmans. In 2020, he was named a Sujack Master Teacher and in 2019, was awarded the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Freshmen. He received his PhD in Philosophy from Fordham University in 2016, and holds advanced certificates in Bioethics and Medical Humanities (Montefiore-Einstein), Health Care Ethics (Fordham), and a Masters of Arts in the Humanities (University of Chicago).

Dr. Vukov’s research explores questions at the intersection of ethics, neuroscience, and philosophy of mind, and at the intersection of science and religion. He also leads Loyola’s Interdisciplinary Philosophy and Bioethics Lab (iPAB Lab).

At the graduate level, Dr. Vukov regularly advises PhD and MA students, and teaches courses in philosophy of mind and neuroethics. At the undergraduate level, he mentors undergraduate research projects, and teaches courses in philosophy of mind, bioethics, and neuroethics.

Selected Publications

Forthcoming “Rationally Navigating Subjective Preferences in Memory Modification.” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy.

2022 “Introduction to Philosophy of Mind,” in Mind, Cognition, and Neuroscience. Eds. Benjamin D. Young and Carolyn Dicey Jennings. Routledge Press.

2021 “In Search of an Ontology for 4E Theories: From New Mechanism to Causal Powers Realism,” with Charles Lassiter. Synthese 199: 9785-9808.

2021 “Rationality and Cognitive Enhancement,” Res Philosophica 98(4): 597-618.

2021 “Philosophy Labs: Bringing Pedagogy and Research Together,” with Kit Rempala and Katrina Sifferd. Teaching Philosophy 44(2): 187-206.

2021 “Double Effect Donation,” with Charles Camosy. The Linacre Quarterly 88(2): 149-162.

2020 “How to Power Encultured Minds,” with Charles Lassiter. Synthese 197: 3507-3534.